Discussion around ICC’s politicisation of human rights and justice. We argued that ICC’s addressing of human rights and justice is being influenced by political factors such as national interest, in other words politicisation.
Today, in global politics class, we had a debate on whether human rights should be seen as universal rights or culturally-relative rights. This question is significant because UDHR is criticised as being a Western construct that doesn’t value cultural differences on certain ideas. The debate was carried out by firstly brainstorming some arguments on post-it […]
On July 14th, I went to DSC Clinic at Jalan Basar, which is Afa’s ATS (anonymous testing service) site to volunteer as a receptionist. They told me that everyone has to have two trainings at the reception, two at the blood taking procedure and three at both pre- and post- counselling. I assume that this well-established […]
I went to orientation sessions on April 13th and May 26th to work as a volunteer at Action for AIDS (Afa). The first session in April was a general overview of what the organisation does and the second one was a more specific seminar on how Anonymous Testing Service (ATS) functions and how volunteers can […]
I am going to work with an organization called Action for AIDS (AFA) in Singapore. It is an organization that advocates not only for voluntary AIDS check-ups, but also organise educational campaigns to combat discrimination against people with AIDS in Singapore. Their significant contribution in this field demonstrates the government’s dependency on non-state actors. Hence, […]
On 4th of December, the grade 11 global politics students went to Dover campus after school to go listen to a lecture by Mr.Lucke, who is a European Parliament politician. He spoke on the topic of issues of and surrounding EU. It was a fascinating topic to listen to because we were just learning about […]
Liberalism ideologies have been accepted and implemented in many states especially after World War 2 because it often leads to free trade, unity in diversity, protection of individual rights and a peaceful world. However, there is a argument that liberalism is in retreat, considering the recent occurrences such as the election of Trump or Brexit. […]
4A’s + Concentric Circles In this activity, we were provided several prompt questions and talked with pairs in a centric circle. The prompt questions were, for example, what assumptions does the mission make about you? or what part of the course aspire you? This activity made me think deeply about how the mission influences me […]